After general business was concluded at the GA Annual General Meeting the recepients of the Gliding Australia Awards for 2023 were announced. The awards and recipients are listed below with extracts fromtheir citations.
Below are extracts from the Citations for the GA Awards. Congratulation to all the recipients.
For services to Airworthiness
Kevin has made a significant contribution to Basic Sailplane Engineering.
He wrote a new chapter discussing L’Hotellier connectors which, in conjunction with amendments to MOSP 3, enabled AD 177 and AD 178 to be cancelled. He also wrote a new chapter which covered radios, avionics and Flarm. Both of these chapters have improved the information available to Gliding Australia members, and hence the safety, when performing airworthiness activities on club and their own sailplanes.
Bill IGGULDEN AWARD
For services to Gliding as a Volunteer
Lindsay has been an energetic volunteer contributor to the sport of gliding at Club, Regional and National levels for many years, a tireless member across numerous roles and portfolios.
R MULLER AWARD
For services to Promotions and Marketing
Daryl was Instrumental in coordinating and running gliding activities at Avalon Airshow through exceptional on-ground coordination.
Jenny Thompson (Soaring Development)
Jenny is recognised for outstanding services to the Sporting aspects of Gliding.
She has been the Chair of the Soaring Development Panel for the last 6 years and during that time has provided the main leadership in driving the committee.
For services to Operations
Graham Brown has worked tirelessly for the national gliding community for decades, and recently as the national Airspace Avionics and Aerodromes Manager for Gliding Australia.
This award recognises his enormous contribution, never drawing attention to himself, always attuned to glider pilots, clubs and sporting aviators